Posts Tagged ‘tomato’

Horticultural scientist explores tomato flavor

N.C. State University scientist Dilip Panthee and colleagues are studying the tomato's genetic diversity to help breeders develop grocery-store varieties that yield garden-fresh flavor.

Consumers value garden-fresh flavor when it comes to tomatoes, but such flavor isn’t always available on grocery store shelves year-round. Recently published research from N.C. State University scientist Dilip Panthee and colleagues aims to change that.

Searching for Salmonella

Pictrue of Diane Ducharme sampling tomatoes.

A team of North Carolina State University scientists is looking for Salmonella on tomatoes and around tomato production areas. What they find could help farmers grow tomatoes that have a decreased likelihood of carrying Salmonella.

Taking the bite out of late blight

picture of Dr. Jean Ristaino

North Carolina State University scientists will be heavily involved in a national effort to help farmers better manage a plant disease called late blight.

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